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Some Mideast fighting continues
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1R E, Lebanon (AF) - Occasionai
gunfire echoed in the hills of south
Lebanon yesterday as another com-
pany of French troops, riding white
trucks under the blue United Nations
flag, arrived in this Palestinian
stronghold to bolster the growing inter-
national peacekeeping force in the
An Israeli army spokesperson repor-
ted in Tel Aviv, meanwhile, that
several Katyusha rockets and artillery
shells, apparently fired by Palestinian
guerrillas over the Lebanese-Israeli
border, struck areas near Israel's nor-
thern Mediterranean coast and in its
northeast corner. No injuries were
p ,pul Let.
THE SPOKESPERSON said Israeli
forces in south Lebanon were main-
taining the four-day-old cease-fire.
U.N. troops control three main
bridges along the 30-mile stretch of th
Litani River that forms the northern
limit of the Israeli advance into
Lebanon, Beirut state radio reported
But the Qasmieh Bridge on the
coastal highway six miles north of Tyre
was still under Palestinian guerrilla
control, and guerrilla fighters and sup-
plies continued to move along the high-
way unhindered. The coastal section
around Tyre is the only area of Lebanon
south of the Litani not in the hands of
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the Israeli invasion force that crossed
the border March 15.
THE 138 French paratroopers who
came to Tyre Saturday joined a like
number who arrived Friday and set up
headquarters at a onetime Lebanese
army compound here.
So far more than 800 U.N. troops from
France, Iran and Sweden have arrived
in south Lebanon under a U.N. Security
Council resolution calling for Israel to
withdraw in favor of a U.N. truce force.
A total U.N. force of 4,000 is expected
within a few days. Israel has promised
to begin its pullout within a week.
THE FRENCH soldiers here stayed
inside the compound. "We may
establish contact with the Israelis later.
We are expecting one of our senior of-
ficers to arrive," Capt. Jacques Neau
told reporters at its entrance.
"It is completely calm here, nothing
happened. There has been no direct fire
against us," he said.
A little earlier they heard the
"whosh" of two rockets from an area
near the Rashidieh Palestinian refugee
SYRIAN OFFICIALS of the
peacekeeping force based in Beirut said
Friday that military supplies or volun-
teers wanting to help the beleaguered
Palestinians would be kept out of
Lebanon. The Syrian-dominated force
polices a cease-fire in the 1975-76
Lebanese civil war.
But the guerrilla traffic past a Syrian
checkpoint on the coast road indicated
this ban did not apply to guerrilla forces
already in Lebanon.
The highway also was heavily used
by refugees, most of them headed nor-
th, although some were returning to
their abandoned homes in the south.
ABU NIAZI, the Tyre area comman-
der of the Zaher al Khatib Commando,
an extreme left Lebanese militia group
of about 20, vowed that his. men 'will
continue fighting until final victory."
He said the French "will experience
another Dien Bien Phu if they try to in-
tefere with our revolution," referring to
France's final defeat in Vietnam in
Niazi argued that the "Israelis love
the United Nations force, for they will
arrange a new border line for them, in-
side our country, Lebanon."
Palestine Liberation Organization
chief Yasser Arafat, in an interview
broadcast Saturday on Hungarian
television, claimed Israel had planned
its invasion of Lebanon for years and
that the March 11 Palestinian com-
mando attack on Israel that left 35
Israelis dead was only "a pretext for
carrying out a readied plan."
He said the United States has "essen-
tially given its blessings" to the Israeli
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ROME (UPI) - Red Brigades terror-
ists who kidnapped former Premier
Aldo Moro broke a weeklong silence
yesterday and said he would face
"proletarian justice" for representing
the interests of "middle-class imperial-
Red Brigades leaflets sent to
newspapers in Rome and the northern
city of Turin said Moro was being in-
terrogated and would be tried in a
POLICE investigators said the
leaflets were similar in style to the kid-
nappers' last message - issued two
days after the March 16 abduction of
the 61-year-old head of the ruling
Christian Democratic party - and ap-
The latest message said Moro was
singled out for abduction because he
more than anyone else was responsible
for laws that oppress the working class
and prevent a Communist revolution,
and because he was the front-running
candidate for the Italian presidency -
which would give him even more
"Who better than Aldo Moro could
represent as chief of state the interests
of middle-class imperialism?" the
leaflet asked. "Who better than he
could change the institutions required
for the multinational state?"
THE LEAFLET also accused
Enrique Berlinger's Communist Party,
which is backing the current Christian
Democratic government, of
cooperating with Moro in establishing
an anti-worker police state.
"In particular, Berlinguer's party
U.S. destroys rocket;
aborts costly mission
and its trade union collaborationists
have the job of being anti-worker
police, informers, spies of the regime,"
"We are in the process of in-
terrogating Moro to clarify the im-
perialist and anti-proletarian policies of
the Christian Democratsand to pin-
point with precision the international
structures and national affiliations of
the imperialist counter-
revolutionaries," the leaflet said.
It said the interrogation would show
"the direct responsibility of Aldo Moro,
on which proletarian justice will be
passed" and that Moro was being tried
by a "people's tribunal."
It did not say what the terrorists will
do with Moro after the so-called trial.
In the form of a court indictment, the
leaflet went on to list Moro's jobs in pre-
vious Italian governments, citing them
as proof of his bias against the working
classes and in favor of NATO and the
European Common Market.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) -
The U.S. Air Force sent a destruct
signal to a Titan rocket carrying a pair
of military communications satellites
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yesterday, aborting an $80 million
mission eight minutes after liftoff.
Air Force officials said a range safety
officer at Cape Canaveral sent the
destruct signal when the rocket sud-
denly began slowing down and falling
back to earth.
THE OFFICIALS said the Titan 3-C
rocket was definitely destroyed in
flight but it might have broken up on its
own before the destruct signal was sent
from the ground.
"I believe it's broken-up, there's no
doubt in my mind," said Col. William
Barkman, director of launch vehicles
for the Air Force Space and Missile
Air Force officials said the debris
from the 31,000-pound space mission -
rocket and satellites - fell into the
ocean, but the exact location was not
THE ROCKET lifted off on schedule
at 1:09 p.m. EST and appeared headed
for a routine flight. It went into an orbit
ranging from 92 to 230 miles from earth
just before the trouble began.
Col. Roland Raab, who-was announ-
cing the progress of the "Triple Seven"
satellite flight, said the problem began
around when the Titan's second stage
shut off and the rocket went into orbit.
"The problem occurred within a few
seconds before or after that," Raab
said. "The rocket then lost velocity and
Barkman said he has "no idea" what
caused the trouble with the launch of
the twin satellites, which were to join
three others already in orbit as part of
the Defense Satellite Communications
"We spent a lot of effort to make the
launches 100 per cent successful, but
there's always a chance of a random
failure," he said. "It is very hear-
tbreaking when we lose one."
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